upcoming grant deadline: 05/15/2018

upcoming grant deadline: 05/15/2018

Khadija Shariff

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2006 Art and Change Grant – $2,500

Khadija will work with young girls, age 6-9, from the Moremi Sisterhood of Patriot Queens at the Ijoba Shule to create designs for and silkscreen Kangas, design-imprinted Swahili cloths used for spreading political and social messages. The girls will create a skit based on discussions of African proverbs and poems, which will be printed on the Kangas. The teachings will focus on the importance of mothers of communities, of political movements, of the arts, negating popular stereotypes that disregard the importance of black women. This focus on mothers coincides with the On Our Mother's Shoulders event Khadija is co-organizing to honor the artistic and activist work of Mama Charlotte O'Neal and Mama Sonia Sanchez. Local activists and poets will gather and perform alongside and in honor of these women. The Kangas and poems created will be presented to the women, and offered as gifts to young people at the United African Community Center in Tanzania created by Mama Charlotte and her husband, Pete O'Neal.


Leeway grant?

Art and Change Grant

The Art and Change Grant provides project-based grants of up to $2,500 to women and trans* artists and cultural producers in Greater Philadelphia to fund art for social change projects. [read more]

deadline 03/01
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Grant Info Session in West Chester

Are you thinking about applying for the Art and Change Grant or the Leeway Transformation Award but not sure of how to go about it? Join us for one of these information sessions to learn how to prepare your application for the 2018 grants. 

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What is an invisible disability? Do you have one, the person sitting next to you? The Hidden Disabilities Project will be Power Street Theatre Company’s next foray into experimental theatre making. With this new and exciting piece created by the only Women of Color led theatre company in Philadelphia, take an immersive journey exploring the gray areas of having an invisible disability in a black and white world.

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